The Spoken Language Translator

The Spoken Language Translator

by Manny Rayner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521038820

ISBN-13: 9780521038829

Pub. Date: 08/18/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This original volume describes the Spoken Language Translator (SLT), one of the first major automatic speech translation projects. The SLT system can translate between English, French, and Swedish in the domain of air travel planning, using a vocabulary of about 1500 words, and with an accuracy of about 75%. The authors detail the language processing components,

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This original volume describes the Spoken Language Translator (SLT), one of the first major automatic speech translation projects. The SLT system can translate between English, French, and Swedish in the domain of air travel planning, using a vocabulary of about 1500 words, and with an accuracy of about 75%. The authors detail the language processing components, largely built on top of the SRI Core Language Engine, using a combination of general grammars and techniques that allow them to be rapidly customized to specific domains. They base speech recognition on Hidden Markov Mode technology, and use versions of the SRI DECIPHER system. This account of SLT is an essential resource for researchers interested in knowing what is achievable in spoken-language translation today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521038829
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/18/2007
Series:
Studies in Natural Language Processing Series
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
Pt. ILanguage Processing and Corpora23
2Translation Using the Core Language Engine25
3Grammar Specialisation57
4Choosing among Interpretations78
5The TreeBanker98
6Acquisition of Lexical Entries110
7Spelling and Morphology116
8Corpora and Data Collection131
Pt. IILinguistic Coverage145
9English Coverage147
10French Coverage168
11Swedish Coverage180
12Transfer Coverage192
13Rational Reuse of Linguistic Data212
Pt. IIISpeech Processing229
14Speech Recognition231
15Acoustic Modelling240
16Language Modelling for Multilingual Speech Translation250
17Porting a Recogniser to a New Language265
18Multiple Dialects and Languages274
19Common Speech/Language Issues284
Pt. IVEvaluation and Conclusions295
20Evaluation297
21Conclusions313
AppThe Mathematics of Discriminant Scores315
AppNotation for QLF-Based Processing318
References323
Index333

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